One of the ways we learn and remember those lesson is through the mistakes we make. That doesn't mean we have to like it...just how it is. What mistake are you glad you made? And how well doyou accept yourself making mistakes?
You know that old saying...if I learn from my mistakes I should have been a genius many years ago. ...lol When it comes to other people I'm fine with them making mistakes. I truly believe it is how we learn many lessons in our lives...not just in childhood or school, but as an adult too. But, in my foggy head, it is totally fine for someone else to make mistakes and I feel I'm very accepting and compassionate about it. I will offer help if someone needs it....BUT, it is not OK for ME to make the same mistake or any mistake. Ummm, I know this is very wrong and I have been working on it for a very long time. If I accept the mistake and move on I am much the better for it but it takes me being on the other side of the problem before I am ready and willing to be OK with it. You'd think I would deal better with it by my age but some of us are slow learners.
As for the mistake that I'm glad I made.....I would have to say marrying my first husband. <shudder> Why??? Because I have 3 beautiful children and several grandchildren along with a few other grandkids. ;-) Without this mistake in my life I would have been deprived of the joy they have brought me since the second they were born.
And I promise to work harder on accepting my own mistakes...promise! What about your mistakes?
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If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it.